I was talking with a co-worker saying how great it is that the roads are completely dry now, and a fendered bike is optional. She didn't even notice that most all of the snow is gone and the streets are completely dry. It's one of the first things I notice every time I jump on my bike.
Speaking of great riding conditions, this week I haven't ridden my bike every single day. That'll total up to 60 miles I've ridden this week, and 60 miles that I wasn't sealed off from the world in my truck. Every day this week I've gotten to work with a huge smile and just charged, because I've taken advantage of the opportunity to get outside for a bit. I can't understand why other people are not doing this. I suppose that for most of my commute I ride past fields and only come to one lighted intersection, but even when I cut through 'down-town' it's cool to see the shop owners opening up, putting out their signs, waving at them and saying good morning.
I've been told by 3 of my co-workers that when it gets warmer, they are going to start riding their bike to work every day. I've offered to do any maintenance they might need done and even completely built up a bike for my buddy Brendan. I think that if they do actually start riding every day, there will be a whole new level of energy in the lunch room ever morning while we get our morning coffee. I sure hope they do start riding their bikes! Who knows, we might even need a bike rack!